Daily Current Affairs Update – 24-25 January, 2017

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here are the Important Current Affairs Update of  24th and 25th January, 2017. These are important for the Bank exams.

Daily Current Affairs at a Glance – 24-25 January, 2017

  1. State Bank of India (SBI) has installed an ATM machine on board INS
    Vikramaditya
    , the largest warship and the latest aircraft carrier of the
    Indian Navy, which has a strength of over 1,500 personnel.
  2. Reserve Bank on Wednesday prohibited
    Indian entities from making direct investments in any entity located in ‘non co-operative countries and territories’
    ,
    as identified by the inter-governmental body FATF.
  3. India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 25 January 2017 signed 14 agreements to boost bilateral relations. The agreements
    were signed after successful talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the
    Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of
    the UAE Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al
    Nahyan
    .
  4. In a first, gharabari.com, an Odisha-based property portal has
    declared a star rating system for real estate properties
    .
  5. India and the
    Netherlands
    have revised the air
    services agreement allowing carriers from both the countries to operate an additional seven flights each week.
  6. The Union Cabinet on 24 January
    2017 approved a new scheme to promote
    rural housing across the country
    . A decision in this regard was taken at a
    meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
  7. The Union Cabinet on 24 January
    2017 gave its post-facto approval to a series of decisions related to the National Bank
    for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
    The approval was given at a Cabinet meeting
    chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
  8. The Union Cabinet, presided by
    the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 24 January 2017 gave its post-facto
    approval for launching of Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 (VPBY 2017).
    The Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 is a part of Union Government’s
    commitment for financial inclusion and social security.
  9. India’s economic growth is projected to
    reach 7.7 per cent in the Financial Year (FY) 2017 and 7.6 per cent in FY 2018
    a
    mid strong private consumption, as per the 2017 Report of United
    Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (UNWESP) that was released on 18
    January 2017.
  10. The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on 24
    January 2017 successfully test fired the Guided PINAKA from
    Launch Complex-III at ITR, Chandipur.
  11. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 24 January 2017
    gave its approval for setting up of a world-class Integrated Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre
    (IECC) at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi
    .
  12. Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, on 23
    January 2017 signed an executive order
    to formally pull the country out of the negotiating process of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
  13. The government of Nepal on 22 January 2017 launched a 10-year-plan that seeks to cut its reliance
    on vegetable imports from India.
    The plan seeks to make the land-locked
    nation self-reliant in food by boosting domestic production.
  14. The United States Senate on 24
    January 2017 confirmed Nikki Haley as the next Ambassador to the United
    Nations (UN)
    .
  15. The 7th National Voters’ Day (NVD) was
    observed across the country on 25
    January 2017
    by the Election Commission of India.
  16. The National Girl Child Day was
    observed across the country on 24 January 2017
    .

Financial and Banking News:
SBI installs ATM on board INS Vikramaditya

  • State Bank of India (SBI) has
    installed an ATM machine on board INS Vikramaditya, the largest warship and the
    latest aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, which has a strength of over 1,500
    personnel.
  • The ATM machine was inaugurated
    at the Naval Base Karwar by Rear Admiral KJ Kumar, Flag Officer Commanding,
    Karnataka Naval Area, and Rajnish Kumar, Managing Director and Group Executive
    (National Banking Group), State Bank of India.
  • Rajni Mishra, CGM (Bangalore
    Circle), S M Farooque Shahab, CGM Designate (Bangalore Circle) and R K Mishra,
    CGM (Personal Banking Unit) of the SBI were also present at the inauguration.
  • The ATM would service the
    requirements of Naval personnel on board the ship, which is a full-fledged
    township in itself. The facilities offered by the SBI include cash withdrawals,
    generation of mini-statements, access to bank balance details and change of PIN
    numbers. The facility would in future be upgraded to a recycler machine with
    cash deposit facility.
  • Additionally, facilities such as
    cash transfer, card-to-card transfer, credit card payment, mobile number
    registration and updation would also be available.

RBI stops investments to ‘non-cooperative countries’

  • Reserve Bank on Wednesday
    prohibited Indian entities from making direct investments in any entity located
    in ‘non co-operative countries and territories’, as identified by the
    inter-governmental body FATF.
  • The Financial Action Task Force
    (FATF) currently comprises two regional organisations and 35 member
    jurisdictions, including India, US, UK, China and the European Commission.
  • The prohibition on investment is
    “in order to align” instructions under FEMA with the objectives of
    the FATF.
  • At present, there is no
    restriction on an Indian entity with regard to the countries where it can
    undertake Overseas Direct Investment.
  • Direct investment in an overseas
    entity (set up or acquired abroad directly as joint venture, a wholly owned
    subsidiary or indirectly as a step-down subsidiary) has been prohibited.
  • FATF was established in 1989. Its
    objectives are to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal,
    regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist
    financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international
    financial system.

India, UAE signed 14 agreements to boost bilateral relations

  • India and the United Arab
    Emirates (UAE) on 25 January 2017 signed 14 agreements to boost bilateral
    relations. The agreements were signed after successful talks between Prime
    Minister Narendra Modi and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme
    Commander of the Armed Forces of the UAE Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
  • The crown prince is the chief
    guest of Repubilc Day celebrations on 26 January 2017.

Some of the agreements signed
are –
  1. Agreement on Comprehensive
    Strategic Partnership
  2. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
    in the field of defence industry
  3. MoU on institutional cooperation
    on maritime transport
  4. MoU on mutual recognition of certificates
    of competency
  5. MoU on bilateral cooperation in
    the road transport and highways sector
  6. MoU on cooperation in prevention
    and combating of human trafficking
  7. MoU on agriculture and allied
    sectors
  8. MoU for cooperation in programme
    exchange
  9. Agreement on oil storage and
    management
  10. MoU on cooperation in energy
    efficiency services
  11. MoU on trade remedial measures to
    promote cooperation in areas of mutual interest

Odisha portal unveils first ever rating system for properties

  • In a first, gharabari.com, an
    Odisha-based property portal has declared a star rating system for real estate
    properties.
  • The star rating system based on
    feedback from existing customers aims at mitigating the risk factor for the
    customers while buying properties. Also, the appraisal system is expected to
    guide prospective customers about the right valuations of properties.
  • The portal, which has been there
    for 12 years now, has launched the rating system after considering requests
    from buyers. With this rating system, the portal says that buyers can expect to
    clinch hassle free standard deals and genuine developers can get an opportunity
    to enhance their reliability before millions of customers. Gharabari.com has a
    good presence in social media and boasts five million hits every year.
  • Apart from star ratings on
    properties on a scale of one to five, the portal would offer useful information
    to the customers on status of the project plan approvals, financial approval
    and fire clearance.

India, Netherlands revise pact to allow seven additional flights

  • India and the Netherlands have
    revised the air services agreement allowing carriers from both the countries to
    operate an additional seven flights each week. This will benefit Jet Airways
    and KLM, which currently fly between India and Amsterdam.
  • An agreement was signed by civil
    aviation ministry and its Dutch counterpart in Delhi on Wednesday. The two
    sides, however, were unable to conclude an open skies pact, for which negotiations
    will be held later.
  • Jet Airways has code share
    agreement with Air France-KLM covering routes in Europe and the United States.
    It has made Amsterdam as its European gateway. 
    Passenger traffic between India and the Netherlands is growing and in
    first eight months of 2016 it rose by 56 per cent.
  • The increase in seat entitlement
    for Netherlands comes in the wake of revision in traffic rights with Oman,
    Saudi Arabia and other countries last month.

Union Cabinet approved interest subsidy scheme to boost rural housing

  • The Union Cabinet on 24 January
    2017 approved a new scheme to promote rural housing across the country. A
    decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Prime
    Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

Features of the scheme are –
  • Under the scheme, the Union
    Government will provide interest subsidy to every rural household who is not
    covered under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (Grameen).
  • The scheme would enable people in
    rural areas to construct new houses. The scheme is also applicable to those who
    are willing improve their dwelling units by adding additional rooms.
  • The beneficiary who takes a loan
    under the scheme would be provided interest subsidy for a loan amount up to Rs
    2 Lakhs.
  • The National Housing Bank (NHB)
    will implement the scheme. The NHB is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Reserve
    Bank of India (RBI).
  • The Government would provide net
    present value of the interest subsidy of 3 per cent to the NHB upfront.
  • The NHB will pass the amount to
    the primary lending institutions such as scheduled commercial banks (SCBs) and
    non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).
  • As a result the equated monthly
    installment (EMI) for the beneficiary would be reduced.
  • The new scheme is expected to
    improve housing stock in the rural areas, as well as create employment
    opportunities in rural housing sector.

Union Cabinet approved short term market borrowing by NABARD
  • The Union Cabinet on 24 January
    2017 gave its post-facto approval to a series of decisions related to the
    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
  • The approval was given at a
    Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

The decisions for which approval was given are –
  • National Bank for Agriculture and
    Rural Development (NABARD) is allowed to make short term borrowings at the
    prevailing market rate of interest for about Rs 20,000 crore.
  • The money raised will be utilized
    to lend to cooperative banks at 4.5 per cent rate of interest.
  • Additional capital of Rs 2,000
    crore will be provided to NABARD for this purpose through the Union Budget.
  • To start with, additional capital
    of Rs 500 crore may be released to NABARD during the 2016-17 financial year
    itself.
  • Interest subvention of about 1.8
    per cent and NABARD’s administrative cost of 0.2 per cent to be provided as per
    the scheme of Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare
    (DAC&FW). The extent of interest subvention may vary depending on the rate
    at which NABARD raises funds.
  • The NABARD will coordinate the
    conversion of operative Kisan Credit Cards (KCCs) into RuPay or ATM-enabled
    KCCs by cooperative banks and Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) in a mission mode.

Union Cabinet approves Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017

  • The Union Cabinet, presided by
    the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 24 January 2017 gave its post-facto
    approval for launching of Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 (VPBY 2017).
  • The Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana
    2017 is a part of Union Government’s commitment for financial inclusion and
    social security.

Key highlights of the
Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017
  • The Life Insurance Corporation of
    India (LIC) will implement the VPBY 2017 during the current financial year.
  • The scheme aims at providing
    social security during old age and protecting elderly persons aged 60 years and
    above against a future fall in their interest income due to uncertain market
    conditions.
  • It will provide an assured
    pension based on a guaranteed rate of return of 8 per cent per annum for ten
    years.
  • The scheme also has an option to
    opt for pension on a monthly/quarterly/halfyearly and annual basis.
  • The difference between the return
    generated by LIC and the assured return of 8 per cent per annum will be borne
    by Government of India as subsidy on an annual basis.
  • The scheme is proposed to be open
    for subscription for a period of one year from the date of launch.

Indian economy projected to grow by 7.7% in FY 2017: UNWESP report

  • India’s economic growth is
    projected to reach 7.7 per cent in the Financial Year (FY) 2017 and 7.6 per
    cent in FY 2018 amid strong private consumption, as per the 2017 Report of
    United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (UNWESP) that was
    released on 18 January 2017.
  • As per the report, in 2016, the
    world economy expanded just by 2.2 per cent, which was the slowest rate of
    growth since the Great Recession of 2009.
  • However, the report forecasts
    World gross product to expand by 2.7 per cent in 2017 and by 2.9 per cent in
    2018.
  • According to the report, the
    moderate improvement expected for the FY 2017-18 is an indication of economic
    stabilization.
  • Developing countries continue to
    be the main drivers of global growth, as they accounted for about 60 per cent
    of the world’s gross product growth in 2016-18.
  • East and South Asia remain the
    world’s most dynamic regions which got benefitted from robust domestic demand
    and supportive macroeconomic policies.

Union Government launched Rubber Soil Information System for rubber
growers
  • Union Commerce and Industry
    Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 23 January 2017 launched the Rubber Soil
    Information System (RubSIS) in New Delhi.
  • The RubSIS recommends application
    of an appropriate mix of fertilizers to the specific plantations of rubber
    growers depending upon their soil nature.
  • The RubSIS was developed by the
    Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) in collaboration with three agencies. 

The agencies are –
1. Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala
2. National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning of the Indian
Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
3. National Remote Sensing Center of the Indian Space Research
Organisation (ISRO)
The RRII is a research and
development agency. It works under the Rubber Board.
Features of RubSIS
  • The RubSIS brings soil data to
    the fingerprints of rubber growers and recommends the optimal mix and
    quantities of chemical fertilizers that his/her holding requires.
  • It is a cost effective tool for
    sustainable and scientific management of rubber growing soils.
  • It helps in preventing
    indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers and soil degradation.

Non-financial News – India and States:
DRDO successfully test fires Guided PINAKA

  • The Defence Research and
    Development Organization (DRDO) on 24 January 2017 successfully test fired the
    Guided PINAKA from Launch Complex-III at ITR, Chandipur.
  • Guided PINAKA is the enhanced
    version of PINAKA Rocket Mark-II which has been equipped with navigation,
    guidance and control kit.
  • The conversion from PINAKA Rocket
    Mark-II to Guided PINAKA facilitated the enhancement in the range and
    improvement in the accuracy of PINAKA.
  • The flight of this upgraded
    rocket was tracked and monitored by Radars, Electro Optical and Telemetry
    Systems at ITR Chandipur.

Setting up of world class Integrated Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre
in New Delhi approved
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic
    Affairs (CCEA) on 24 January 2017 gave its approval for setting up of a world-class
    Integrated Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) at Pragati Maidan in New
    Delhi.
  • A decision in this regard was
    taken at a CCEA meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
  • As per the proposal, the Pragati
    Maidan in New Delhi will be redeveloped as an Integrated
    Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre.
  • The proposed development project
    will be executed by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO).
  • The ITPO is a Mini Ratna Category-1
    Company under the Department of Commerce of the Union Ministry of Commerce and
    Industry.
  • The project will be executed at
    an estimated cost of Rs 2,254 crore.
  • The ITPO will utilise Rs 1,200
    crore out of its free reserves towards funding of the project.

Union Government constitutes committee to set rules for implementation
of Disabilities Act, 2016
  • The Union Government in the third
    week of January 2017 constituted a Committee to frame uniform rules for the
    states to avoid delay in proper implementation of the Rights of Persons with
    Disabilities Act, 2016 across India.
  • The Committee will suggest model
    draft rules for the states in order to have a uniform rules across India and
    also to avoid delay in finalization of rules by any state.
  • The Secretary from Department of
    Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) will head the Committee.
  • The Committee will submit its
    report within three months.

Union Government releases National Action Plan for Children 2016
  • The Union Ministry of Women &
    Child Development (WCD) on 24 January 2017 released the National Action Plan
    for Children 2016 (NPAC) on the occasion of the National Girl Child Day 2017.
  • The action plan was developed by
    the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development itself with an aim to
    ensure optimum health, education and success of the children as well as to
    contribute to the development of their talents.

Highlights of the National Action Plan for Children 2016
  • The Action Plan will work in four
    key priority areas including- survival, health and nutrition, education and
    development and fourth one being protection and participation.
  • It clearly  defines the objectives, sub-objectives,
    action points, strategies and indicators for measuring progress under these
    four key priority areas.
  • It also identifies the key
    stakeholders for the implementation of different strategies.
  • It puts main focus on new and
    emerging concerns for children such as online child abuse, children who are
    affected by  natural and man-made
    disasters and climate change, etc.
  • The strategies and action points
    of the action plan largely draw upon the existing programmes and schemes of
    various Ministries/Departments.

Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2016) released

  • The Annual Status of Education
    Report (ASER 2016) was released in the second week of January 2017 in New
    Delhi.
  • ASER is the largest annual
    household survey in rural India that focuses on the status of children’s
    schooling and basic learning.
  • The survey is facilitated by NGO
    Pratham. It is carried out by volunteers from local partner organizations in
    almost all rural districts of India.
  • The survey was carried out in
    17473 villages, covering 350232 households and 562305 children in the age group
    3-16.
  • Enrolment for the age group 6-14
    has been 96 per cent or above since 2009. The proportion increased from 96.7
    per cent in 2014 to 96.9 per cent in 2016.
  • At the all India level, the
    proportion of children (age 6-14) enrolled in private schools is at 30.5 per
    cent in 2016.
  • On a national level, the
    proportion of children in Class III who are able to read at least Class I level
    text has gone up slightly, from 40.2 per cent in 2014 to 42.5 per cent in 2016.
  • Children’s ability to read
    English is slightly improved in Class III. In 2016, 32 per cent children in
    Class III could read simple words in English as compared to 28.5 per cent in
    2009.

Union Cabinet approved Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017
  • The Union Cabinet gave its
    approval to the Indian Institute of Management(IIM) Bill, 2017.
  • A decision in this regard was
    taken at a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24
    January 2017 in New Delhi.
  • The IIM Bill, 2017 declares Indian
    Institutes of Management as Institutions of National Importance. This status
    will enable them to grant degrees to their students.
  • The bill provides for complete
    autonomy to the institutions without compromising their accountability to the
    government.
  • Management of these institutions
    would be Board-driven, with the Chairperson and Director of an institution will
    be selected by the Board of IIM.
  • A greater participation of
    experts and alumni in the Board is amongst other important features of the bill.

World News:
Japan launches first-ever Military Communications Satellite Kirameki-2
  • Japan on 24 January 2017 launched
    its first military communications satellite Kirameki-2 to boost the broadband
    capacity of its armed forces with an aim to reinforce its presence at the
    southern edge of the East China Sea.
  • The satellite was launched
    through Mistubishi H-IIA rocket from southern-most islands of Japan, an area in
    which Tokyo and Beijing have clashed over the gas-rich East China Sea.
  • Kirameki-2  is one of three planned X-band satellites
    that will allow communications across wider territory. It has a lifespan of 15
    years. It was built by DSN Corporation for the Japanese Ministry of Defence.
  • The Kirameki-1 satellite was
    damaged in 2016 during transportation to the launch site and is expected to be
    launched in March 2018. On the other hand, Kirameki-3 is intended to be
    launched in 2021.
  • The country expects to send three
    X-band satellites into orbit over the coming years in order to quadruple the
    country’s broadband capacity.

US President Donald Trump signs executive order to pull US out of TPP

  • Donald Trump, President of the
    United States of America, on 23 January 2017 signed an executive order to
    formally pull the country out of the negotiating process of the Trans-Pacific
    Partnership (TPP).
  • The TPP was one of the major
    international trade initiatives of Barack Obama. The partnership was aimed at
    setting trade rules for the 21st century and binding US allies against growing
    Chinese economic clout.
  • The Obama administration
    considered the TPP a companion agreement to the proposed Transatlantic Trade
    and Investment Partnership, a broadly similar agreement between the US and the
    European Union.

WEF, UCSB partnered to protect world’s USD 2.5 trillion ocean economy

  • The World Economic Forum (WEF)
    and Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute of the University of California
    (UCSB) on 20 January 2017 entered into a partnership to protect world’s ocean
    economy.
  • The partnership was announced on
    the sidelines of the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The
    meeting was held for four days between 17 January and 20 January 2017 in
    Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.
  • The partnership seeks to improve
    the health of the world’s oceans and maritime resources.
  • The partnership is a part of the
    World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Ocean Initiative.
  • The vision seeks to bring
    together public, private and civil society sector stakeholders to achieve goal
    number 14 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

Nepal launches 10-year-plan to cut reliance on vegetable imports from
India

  • The government of Nepal on 22
    January 2017 launched a 10-year-plan that seeks to cut its reliance on
    vegetable imports from India. The plan seeks to make the land-locked nation
    self-reliant in food by boosting domestic production.
  • The government plans to adopt the
    modern farm techniques, which would lead to boost the productivity of the
    nation and make it self-reliant in food.
  • With this plan, the government
    wants to achieve self-sufficiency in vegetable sand wheat by fiscal 2017-18.
  • The government also aims at
    achieving self-sufficiency in paddy and potato in two years.
  • The plan targets to make the
    country self-sufficient in maize in fish by the next three years.

Indian-origin Mauritius PM Anerood Jugnauth resigns
  • Indian-origin Prime Minister (PM)
    of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth resigned from his position on 23 January 2017.
    Anerood officially handed his resignation to Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib
    Fakim. He has been serving in his post since 2014.
  • He will be succeeded by his own
    son Pravind Jugnauth. Pravind is the leader of the main political party of
    Mauritius Militant Socialist Movement (MSM). He had already formed his
    ministerial cabinet after receiving an appointment letter from President
    Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.
  • Pravind also holds the post of
    Finance Minister of the country. His party has the majority of seats in the
    National Assembly since December 2014.

Appointments – India and World
Nikki Haley confirmed as US envoy to the United Nations

  • The United States Senate on 24
    January 2017 confirmed Nikki Haley as the next Ambassador to the United Nations
    (UN).
  • With this, she will become the
    first Indian-American to serve on a Cabinet rank position in any presidential
    administration.
  • The Senate approved Haley, the
    South Carolina Governor, on a 96-4 vote. Senate Foreign Relations Committee had
    earlier approved Haley’s nomination as the next US Ambassador to the UN.
  • Haley is expected to be sworn in
    shortly. She will replace Samantha Power at the United Nations.

Mike Pompeo sworn in as Director of Central Intelligence Agency
  • Mike Pompeo on 23 January 2017
    was sworn in as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He was
    administered the oath to office by Vice President Mike Pence.
  • The sworn-in ceremony was held
    swiftly after the United States Senate confirmed Pompeo to run the CIA, giving
    President Donald Trump the third member of his cabinet. Pompeo was confirmed by
    a vote of 66-32.

Days & Observances:
7th National Voters’ Day observed with theme Empowering Young and
Future Voters

  • The 7th National Voters’ Day
    (NVD) was observed across the country on 25 January 2017 by the Election
    Commission of India.
  • The theme for the 7th National
    Voters’ Day is ‘Empowering Young and Future Voters.’
  • The Commission’s objective
    through NVD is to increase enrolment of voters, especially of the newly
    eligible ones.
  • The National function of the NVD
    was held in New Delhi and presided over by President of India, Pranab
    Mukherjee.

National Girl Child Day 2017 observed across India

  • The National Girl Child Day was
    observed across the country on 24 January 2017. On the occasion, the Union
    Ministry of Women & Child Development threw the light on the exemplary
    achievements by nation’s daughters during 2016. The theme of this year National
    Girl Child Day was Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao.
  • The Ministry also applauded the
    performance of females at the Olympics and Paralympics. It also highlighted the
    historic induction of the first female fighter pilots into the Indian Air
    Force.
  • The event was attended by Avani
    Chaturvedi (Women Fighter Pilot), Arunima Sinha (First women amputee to climb
    Mount Everest), Deepa Malik (Silver medalist at Rio Paralympics 2016) and
    Shanno (Editor, Badhte Kadam).

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